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i'm having almost the exact same problem. Did you manage to solve yours?

Iomega HDD... | Answered on Sep 26, 2010

right click the file and select open with. select adobe acrobat reader from the list of programs. this shoul work if there is no problem accessing the files .

Iomega HDD... | Answered on Sep 21, 2010

what is the operating system u are using

Iomega HDD... | Answered on Sep 09, 2010

a dirty hard first clean all of the dust from your computer using a fine air blower from an air compressor making sure there is no moisture in the air line then give the hard drive a firm tap on one side to free up the read arm
hope this helps

Iomega HDD... | Answered on Sep 05, 2010

First test your CPU then tast all leads that are attached to your hard drive sounds like a faulty lead of some sorts then
try replacing all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive
hope this helps good luck

Iomega HDD... | Answered on Sep 04, 2010

Yes but you would need to change the power adaptor

Iomega HDD... | Answered on Jul 04, 2010

1. you have a bad power adapter or the electronic controller board in the hard drive case has malfunctioned.
2. You should call the manufacturer for a replacement power adapter or go to the local computer store and purchase a new case for the hard drive.

Iomega HDD... | Answered on Jun 30, 2010

You probably formatted your harddrive in NTFS. NTFS is a so called "file system", but it is designed by microsoft, it only works on microsoft systems and on some linux distributions. However it is not compatible with mac.
So what now? You can go and find software that makes your mac ntfs compatible, or you could backup the files on a windows computer, format your drive in FAT32 and copy the files back to the drive. Take a look at this: http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.com/ That should make your mac NTFS compatible.
good luck!

Iomega HDD... | Answered on May 29, 2010

Is this a Windows compute? In case it is, there can be a number of causes, USB, conflicting driver letters, etc. Have a look on this article about how to troubleshoot such problems:

Iomega HDD... | Answered on May 21, 2010

Hello there!

Well you need to export them from your e-mail program weather if thats is outlook express or any other, just export them, and transfer it to your file storage. Thats it! =)

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Iomega HDD... | Answered on Apr 16, 2010

1. your hard drive may have come to what is call "end of life" cycle
2. You didn't designate if you have a internal / or USB drive.
3. If this is an IDE ( internal Drive) then you will have to enter the PC cabinet to check.
4. IF this is a USB drive some time the electronic controller board is malfunctioning and will not transfer data from the processor on the data board to the USB cable.
5. If it is USB the usb cable it self is damaged due to strain at the strain relief.
6.The PC Mother board may have lost it's ability to recognize the hard drive.

Iomega HDD... | Answered on Apr 16, 2010

I have the same drive that I re-format periodically.
You can format it just as you would any hard-drive.
Plug it in - go into My Computer - Right Click on drive - Use "format" or "Properties"

Iomega HDD... | Answered on Apr 04, 2010

Cancel formatting. Scan your disk for errors. Windows has a utility for scanning and repairing disk.

Iomega HDD... | Answered on Apr 03, 2010

Try Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Storage, Disk Management.

Right-click the drive you want to format, and select 'Format'.

Iomega HDD... | Answered on Apr 03, 2010

That's because there is no software for it. It's a mass storage device and should be seen by your computer as such.

Iomega HDD... | Answered on Mar 18, 2010


You need to run the Disk utility and format the drive first.

You will find disk utility in the applications folder then the utilities folder if I remember right.

Format the drive, make sure its set on the MAC OS setting, journaled if I remember right.

It should work after that, all content in the drive is lost if any is there.

Iomega HDD... | Answered on Feb 28, 2010


Please can you try your external HDD in another PC, to rule out issues with the drive itslef

Please also try plugging the drive into a different USB port on the back of the PC

Please can i ask that you leave feedback and vote if this has been useful

Iomega HDD... | Answered on Feb 11, 2010

For the most part the drive is done - click of death at startup is a bad thing. There are times that you can power the drive on and off a few times and will be able to pull some of the data off the drive but it will not work for long. Replacement drives in teh 1 TB size are as low as 50 dollars on a popular auction site.

If the data on the drive is vitally important and not backed up on another media, there are services that will retrieve the data off the drive or rebuild the drive saving as much data as they can. The one that comes to mind is located in CA. Let me know if this is something your interested in and I can get his contact information to you

Iomega HDD... | Answered on Jan 31, 2010

If the drives' filing system is NTFS, then you will need to change it to either FAT32, if you would still like to use it on a Windows PC, or HFS+

Iomega HDD... | Answered on Jan 26, 2010

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